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Good Housekeeping March 2019

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
colorful grout

Here’s an easy way to add personality to all-white tile: Make the tile grout pop. Pick a sealer in a bold shade and apply it on top of your existing grout with a thin paintbrush, says Rachel Rothman, GH’s chief technologist. (If you’re still in the process of installing the tiles, skip this step and buy a colored grout instead.) Go for a chic look with black, or take a more playful approach with a surprising shade like pink! TRY: MAPEI ULTRACARE GROUT REFRESH, AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE COLORS…

1 min
happy pi day!

TOP TOPPERS We all scream for ice cream, but homemade whip is also a winner! Swap in yogurt, sour cream or mascarpone for half the heavy cream to give yours a tangy taste. CUTE DECORATIONS Reroll dough scraps and use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes (hearts, stars, you name it) that you can stick onto the top of your pie crust before baking. NO-COOK CRUST Crush 14 graham crackers to form fine crumbs. Mix with 6 Tbsp melted butter and press evenly onto the bottom and up the side of a 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate at least 20 min. Pie: Mike Garten. Food styling: Michael Pederson. Prop styling: Cate Geiger Kalus.…

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stay “The Post Oak Hotel provides an elegant respite from my usual city life. When I’m there, I feel like I’ve been transported to an entirely different place! My ideal visit includes a manicure at their salon, lunch at Bloom & Bee and an afternoon poolside.” eat “I love to grab a latte along with one of the indulgent desserts at Bouchée Patisserie, or a healthy smoothie (I order the Julio Verde) from JuiceLand. There is an abundance of Tex-Mex and Mexican spots in this city, but you can’t beat the fajitas and margaritas at The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation.” explore “Houston has one of the hottest street-art scenes in the country! I have documented over 100 of the city’s most colorful walls on my website. This one by Shelbi Nicole (2112 Leeland Street) is…

1 min
retailmenot rx saver

Sometimes prescriptions can be pricier than that handbag you’ve been eyeing. That’s why Retail-MeNot’s new offering (rxsaver.com) lets you comparison-shop discounted prescription prices at various local pharmacies—prices that can be lower than what you’d get using insurance. (The site works with select prescription discount providers to gain access to reduced costs.) Plug in the medication name along with your zip code, and once you’ve picked a pharmacy, the site will give you a discount code to bring with you.…

1 min
smart yoga mat

“The best fitness trends are the ones that make exercise easier,” says Sarah Smith, director of the GH Wellness Lab. For instance, Backslash Fit (an affiliate of our parent company, Hearst) has developed a yoga mat with a self-rolling feature to make storing your mat a cinch. Simply turn it over and snap the edge, and it’ll roll up like an old-school snap bracelet! Plus, the mat comes with an Alexa command that, when paired with your Amazon device, will walk you through a daily yoga routine so you can practice at home. Less hassle means more time to focus on staying healthy. For our full test of classic yoga mats, flip to page 94.…

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you could win a chance to unwind in orlando

One lucky winner (and three guests) will enjoy an incredible vacation at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. There are plenty of great theme parks nearby, but there is so much fun to be had on-property that you may never want to leave. Be sure to take advantage of the multiple golf courses (including a mini one), sports field complex, four pools, 850-foot lazy river, lovely Mokara spa and nine on-site restaurants. GH PRIZE PACK INCLUDES: A four-night stay for up to four people at the Omni Orlando Resort; a $250 resort credit to be applied toward food, recreation and more; daily breakfast and poolside cabana access; tickets to Walt Disney World Resort; and a $1,000 American Express gift card to be applied toward travel. *See rules, page 120. ENTER NOW Go to omni.goodhousekeeping.com! YOU COULD…